Start the conversation 
about weight

Access and apply the latest knowledge about weight management from our active working group
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  • ASK
    Ask your patients for permission to start the conversation about weight and explore their readiness for change. Learn more.
    Assess for obesity related risks and root causes, while gathering the information in a sensitive and supportive way. Learn more.
    Advise your patients to adopt health behaviour changes by sharing useful resources and discussing treatment options. Learn more.
    Agree on a sustainable course of action with your patients using shared decision making and SMART action plans. Learn more.
    Arrange follow-up appointments with your patients so you can reflect on and measure their progress. Learn more.

How can SHAPE assist you?

  • Access the latest resources

    To help you deliver weight management support for your patients, you can access the latest resources in one location.
  • Learn with our online education modules

    To enable you to improve your understanding, confidence and skills in weight management, and the impact of weight stigma, you can learn at your own pace with our online education modules.
  • Get support for your practice

    To assist your practice with developing a multidisciplinary approach to weight management, you can access tools and templates to include weight management services as a quality improvement activity.

Conversations About Weight

Learn how to support people living with overweight and obesity by completing this online weight management training for Health Professionals. Developed by Diabetes WA, the modules are an RACGP accredited CPD activity with two CPD points available for each module.
Module 1 – Understanding weight management
Latest evidence in weight science presented from the perspective of both consumer and clinician. Introduces weight stigma.
Module 2 – Conversations that engage
Instigating and conducting conversations with patients about weight and the current science around treatment options.
Module 3 – Choosing the right strategy
Supporting patients to choose a strategy which is person-centered.
Module 4 – SMART action planning
Working with patients to formulate action and plans to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviours.
Module 5 – Counselling techniques to activate
Counselling techniques which encourage patient activation
Module 6 – Putting it all into practice
A collection of case studies consolidating all learning from the package